Executive Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s staff in 2010, Zach Dundas has covered amateur rocketry, retro gambling, Oregon’s flexible romantic leanings, and mysterious kebabs, among many other subjects. He edits narrative features and service packages, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

Zach got his journalistic start as the “calendar boy” at Montana’s Missoula Independent before working as a reporter and editor at Willamette Week. These days, he fills his ample free time with contributions to Monocle and other magazines, and is the author of two books, including the forthcoming The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. He’s got a wife, two kids, and an ailing soccer career.

ZOOMTOPIA!

Why a Portland Start-Up Thinks It Just Reinvented American Health Care

The drop-in clinic's ambitious expansion is aimed at patients who want to buy health, not medical procedures.

08/24/2015 By Zach Dundas

PORTLAND FOOD

5 Things About James Beard, Portland's Original Foodie

The first chef on television still captures our hearts and culinary imagination

08/24/2015 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

FASHION SLIDE SHOWS

The Best of Portland Monthly's Fall Fashion Picks

Our seasonal style blow-outs will kick your autumn into gear.

08/17/2015 By Zach Dundas

PORTLAND BY THE NUMBERS

11 Infographics that Explain Portland Better than Portlandia

Maps, charts, and graphs that reveal our city's past, present, and future.

07/21/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas Illustrations by Amy Martin

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking the Columbia River Gorge

Bike abandoned rail lines, hike to swimming holes, and seek out secret waterfalls.

07/20/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Pursuit of Happiness (and Health) in Portland

Homing in on what it means to live the good life in the City of Roses.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

RESEARCH

The Portland Lawyers Who Patent Uncle Sam's Medical Breakthroughs

Meet the locals who safeguard the government's cutting-edge discoveries.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

INTERVIEWS

Three Locals Transforming Medicine and Research in Portland

A designer, a food-as-medicine proponent, and an immunologist talk groundbreaking changes in their fields.

07/13/2015 By Hannah Wallace, Jennifer Abbasi, and Zach Dundas

TAKE THE PLUNGE

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

07/13/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

ARCHITECTURE

Step Inside Tree House, the New Woodsy-Modernist Microapartments by OHSU

Lever Architecture's octagonal wedge looks out into the forest but serves an urban agenda.

06/23/2015 By Zach Dundas

BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

06/22/2015 By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

Tour the Iconic Watzek House for Father's Day

The Northwest modernist gem tucked in the West Hills welcomes design fans.

06/09/2015 By Zach Dundas

BRAND DESIGN

The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

06/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

BOOKS

Why Portland Was the Perfect Place to Write a Book About Sherlock Holmes

Our co-executive editor went deep on the Great Detective, and found the Rose City’s secret Victorian soul.

06/03/2015 By Zach Dundas

REPORT

The Portland Company That Thinks It Knows the Secret to Social Change

How do you build a modern movement? According to one Portland company, it takes a little chaos.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

An Insider's Guide to the Women's World Cup

Portland's soccer superstars battle for World Cup glory in Canada—on rival teams.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Ramona DeNies, and Fiona McCann Edited by Rachel Ritchie

ARCHITECTURE

Why Are Portlanders Obsessed With Tiny Houses?

A new documentary examines four local endeavors in super-small living.

05/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

MUSIC

How the Kingsmen's Singer's Story Defines the Beauty and Tragedy of Rock

Jack Ely, the screamer behind Portland music's most legendary moment, has died.

04/30/2015 By Zach Dundas